What does smuggle mean?

Definitions for smuggle
ˈsmʌg əlsmug·gle

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. smuggleverb

    import or export without paying customs duties

    "She smuggled cigarettes across the border"

Wiktionary

  1. smuggleverb

    To import or export, illicitly or by stealth, without paying lawful customs charges or duties

  2. smuggleverb

    To bring in surreptitiously

  3. smuggleverb

    To thrash or be thrashed by a bear's claws, or to swipe at or be swiped at by a person's arms in a bearlike manner.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Smuggleverb

    to import or export secretly, contrary to the law; to import or export without paying the duties imposed by law; as, to smuggle lace

    Etymology: [Of Low German or Scand. origin; cf. LG. smuggeln, D. smokkelen, G. schmuggeln, Dan. smugle, Sw. smyga to introduce or convey secretly, Dan. i smug secretly, D. smuigen to eat in secret, AS. smgan to creep. See Smock.]

  2. Smuggleverb

    fig.: To convey or introduce clandestinely

    Etymology: [Of Low German or Scand. origin; cf. LG. smuggeln, D. smokkelen, G. schmuggeln, Dan. smugle, Sw. smyga to introduce or convey secretly, Dan. i smug secretly, D. smuigen to eat in secret, AS. smgan to creep. See Smock.]

  3. Smuggleverb

    to import or export in violation of the customs laws

    Etymology: [Of Low German or Scand. origin; cf. LG. smuggeln, D. smokkelen, G. schmuggeln, Dan. smugle, Sw. smyga to introduce or convey secretly, Dan. i smug secretly, D. smuigen to eat in secret, AS. smgan to creep. See Smock.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Smuggle

    smug′l, v.t. to import or export without paying the legal duty: to convey secretly.—ns. Smugg′ler, one who smuggles: a vessel used in smuggling; Smugg′ling, defrauding the government of revenue by the evasion of custom-duties or excise-taxes. [Low Ger. smuggeln, cog. with Ger. schmuggeln; Dut. smuigen, to eat secretly.]

  2. Smuggle

    smug′l, v.t. to fondle, cuddle.

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  1. muggles, Muggles

  2. Muggles

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of smuggle in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of smuggle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of smuggle in a Sentence

  1. Richard Donoghue:

    As alleged in the indictment, Elorza is not only a drug trafficker, he also betrayed a veterinarian’s pledge to prevent animal suffering when he used his surgical skills in a cruel scheme to smuggle heroin in the abdomens of puppies, dogs are man's best friend and, as the defendant is about to learn, we are drug dealers’ worst enemy.

  2. Rani Amir:

    We don’t think it had another aim, the aim was to smuggle oil illegally from Iran to Syria.

  3. Southern Israel:

    They are used for terrorist attacks, but they are also used to smuggle arms and contraband, we have learned that these tunnels are being used well beyond Israel. Korea is another example -- tunnels have been found in North Korea. Here at home, more than 150 tunnels have been found since 2009.

  4. Brandon Judd:

    The criminal smugglers, this is a multibillion dollar industry. They smuggle humans, they smuggle drugs, this criminal enterprise, if we arrest the majority of people that cross the border illegally, we put a dent into their criminal enterprise, and if you put a dent into their criminal enterprise, then you can possibly stop them.

  5. Abu Abdulla:

    At least 100 drivers were killed trying to smuggle crude into Syria. Drivers are refusing to go because the smuggling route between Mosul and Syria has became a death trap.

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